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This Changes Everything

Nom­i­nat­ed for awards in 2015 at Toron­to Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val and Copen­hagen Inter­na­tion­al Doc­u­men­tary Festival

This Changes Every­thing (direct­ed by Avi Lewis) is an epic attempt to re-imag­ine the vast chal­lenge of cli­mate change. Filmed over 211 days in four years, in nine coun­tries and five con­ti­nents, the film presents sev­en por­traits of com­mu­ni­ties on the front lines, from Montana’s Pow­der Riv­er Basin to the Alber­ta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Bei­jing and beyond. Inter­wo­ven with these sto­ries of strug­gle is author Nao­mi Klein’s nar­ra­tion, con­nect­ing the car­bon in the air with the eco­nom­ic sys­tem that put it there. Through­out the film, Klein builds to her most con­tro­ver­sial and excit­ing idea: that we can seize the exis­ten­tial cri­sis of cli­mate change to trans­form our failed eco­nom­ic sys­tem into some­thing rad­i­cal­ly bet­ter. What if con­fronting the cli­mate change chal­lenge is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a bet­ter world?

Released in 2015
Run­ning time: 89 minutes

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